How Staples sends e-commerce waste packing

May 15, 2017 by  
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Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs at Staples, has been with the company for more than two decades — and in a sustainability role for 15 years. “Businesses have gone through an evolution of change in the past 15 years,” he said, including sustainability having become a core value for corporations and their customers.

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Apple unveils nature-filled, solar-powered future for its retail stores worldwide

May 23, 2016 by  
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Foster + Partners is no stranger to working with Apple. The international architecture firm has overseen the design of several iconic Apple stores, such as the glass-clad flagship in Istanbul, as well as the new Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino that’s nearing completion. With Apple Union Square, the architects closely collaborated with Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, and Angela Ahrendts, the senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores. Set across from San Francisco’s famous Union…

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Fleet Farming transforms suburban lawns into sustainable gardens

May 23, 2016 by  
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Front lawns are all too common across the United States, yet they produce a huge amount of pollution through absorbing fertilizer and pesticides. Homeowners use 800 million gallons of gas to mow 40 million acres of lawn. Fleet Farming, an organization started by Heather Groves and Chris Castro in Orlando, Florida, aims to reduce pollution by transforming those inefficient lawns into gardens that provide food for their local community. It’s not only lawns that are an issue, but our…

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5 steps to purposeful transparency about products

December 10, 2015 by  
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Mohawk Industries’ vice president of sustainability offers some advice on how to communicate with customers about product materials and ingredients.

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First Takes: Biden Urges More Cleantech Investment, How to Recycle EV Batteries, & More…

August 31, 2011 by  
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The vice president’s talk at the National Clean Energy Summit, a sub-$15 LED bulb, and creating fuel from sewage are among the items on our radar this morning.

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Hotel Giants Unite to Develop Carbon Footprint Standards

August 31, 2011 by  
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A group of heavy-hitting hotel chains are joining forces to create a sector-specific single methodology for measuring and communicating greenhouse gas inventories.

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How She Leads: Gap’s Kindley Walsh Lawlor

August 22, 2011 by  
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The clothing retailer’s vice president of social and environmental responsibility talks about the goals in Gap’s just-released CSR report and why the apparel industry can make a significant impact on a global scale.

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The Companies Mixing Up Greener Cement

November 12, 2009 by  
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Cement and concrete companies are using a range of strategies to lower the impacts of their industry, which contributes 5 percent or more of CO2 emissions.

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Greenbuild 2009: Gore Lauds USGBC for ‘Leading the Charge’ to Battle Climate Change

November 12, 2009 by  
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Nobel Laureate and former vice president Al Gore welcomed thousands of building professionals to Phoenix, praising the U.S. Green Building Council and its members for being the vanguard of the movement to green the world’s buildings.

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NRDC Leader Says The Time is Now to Act on Climate

November 12, 2009 by  
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Frances Beinecke’s new book — a straightforward, easy-to-read argument — attempts to connect the climate issue to everyday concerns like jobs, the economy and national security.

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